Children visited Norfolk Records Office to find out what effect the second world war had on the village of Marsham. The children handled real artefacts from WW2, aswell as looking at original documents. These gave us intriguing snippets of information about the village during this period for example the Parish Council giving permission for the home guard to exercise on Marsham Heath – But not to dig any trenches! .
Over the last ten weeks children from Kestrels class have been finding out what it was like to live through a war. To try to answer our philosophical question “Who are the real losers when we go to war” they researched the major events of the second world war and then interviewed six people from the village.
Each person came in to school and spent an hour with the children explaining details and stories from their own childhood. We took the most moving or interesting parts from each conversation and the children used these clips as the basis for some animations. We wanted to bring the stories to life and make sure they are not forgotten or lost. You can view the finished animation below. We hope you enjoy it.
If you have seen or heard about our football team at Hevingham and Marsham, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Manchester City were playing in the school league. The team have entered the Small Schools league and the Member’s Cup and have done exceptionally well. They started with a tough game against Worsted away in the league, the first game the team had played together. They battled hard and won 4-1.
The team then faced Overstrand in the Member’s Cup again away from home. With a smaller pitch, and some new faces in the squad, the team faced another tough match. However, against all the odds, they played magnificently and went on to win 8-0. They were through to the second round of the cup!
Following that came their first home game, against Tunstead. The team were itching to go, and had a tremendous amount of support from parents, staff and children from both schools, who turned out to support the team. With Mr Green refereeing his first match of the season and Mrs Giles keeping score, Hevingham and Marsham ran out 13-0 winners with another outstanding performance.
After a weeks break we made the trip to Colby only to find that their team had gone to Tunstead to play! We spoke with their coach, who arranges the whole competition and he graciously granted us the points.
Half-term arrived at the right moment; giving the team a welcome break from all things football (though I imagine most of them spent the week playing it at home!)
Unfortunately there is no rest for the wicked as our final league match arrived the week we returned to action against Mr Green’s former school Aldborough. It was likened to Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge but unlike that particular clash it was a triumphant return and our team triumphed 12-0. This final league result places us at the top of our league, ready to move on the next stage.
All our future matches will be advertised around both schools and we hope for loads of support at any home games we may have.
Finally, a massive thank you to all the parents of the children involved in the team for transport help and the wonderful gifts Mr Green and Mrs Giles received just before half term.
On Monday 2nd October, class 2 at Marsham travelled back in time to 1940! They all became evacuees and spent a great day learning how it would have felt to have been part of the vast number of children relocated to the countryside during World War II.